Canadian Food Transporter Orders 50 Liquified Natural Gas Trucks From Peterbilt

Vedder Transportation says it's committed to reducing transportation-related emissions and reducing fuel management expenses.

Denton, TX: Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced the purchase of 50 Model 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks by Vedder Transport Ltd. of Abbotsford, British Columbia, expanding Peterbilt’s leadship in alternative fuel truck manufacturing.

“Peterbilt is dedicated to engineering environmentally friendly solutions that meet customers’ reliability and durability expectations,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “The Model 386 LNG truck is a product that provides fuel efficiency and environmental characteristics through a clean powered platform without jeopardizing performance. We are excited to partner with Vedder Transport to help support their business objectives.”

Vedder Transport specializes in the transportation of food grade products in a bulk liquid or dry state, and offers dedicated and irregular route, truck load and less than truck load freight services throughout Canada, and between Canada and the United States.

With the purchase of 50 Peterbilt Model 386 LNG trucks, Vedder Transport is leading environmentally clean transporter of the Bulk Food Grade market.

"Vedder Transportation is committed to reducing transportation-related emissions, reducing fuel management expenses and improving air quality for future generations,” says Fred Zweep, Vedder Transportation Group president. “Peterbilt’s Model 386 LNG truck not only helps us achieve this goal, but it also allows us to provide reliable services to our customers.”

The Peterbilt clean fuel Model 386 is powered by the Westport HD system, which consists of the GX 15-litre engine, proprietary Westport fuel injectors, LNG fuel tanks with integrated cryogenic fuel pumps, and associated electronic components to facilitate robust performance and reliable operation. The Westport HD GX engine is certified and compliant to 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission limits in North America.

Peterbilt also offers compliant compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) power platforms in the Models 320, 365, 367 and 384, which are equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL-G engine. Efficient and emissions compliant, the ISL-G natural gas engine offers a 320 horsepower rating and 1,000 ft-lbs of torque, making it comparable in capability to the diesel engines. Peterbilt’s family of alternative fuel trucks forms the industry’s most comprehensive, environmentally responsible lineup.